Located in the basement of the Lake County Courthouse and Administrative Complex at 18 N. County Street the Lake County Circuit Clerk's Main Branch offers a variety of services and departments. Visitors may enter the building through the new Criminal Court Tower located at 301 Washington Street or through the north entrance of the Court Complex located near the County parking garage.

The following departments and services are available at this location:

APPEALS.....................................................................................................................................................847.377.3229

  • Files Notice of Appeals
  • Prepares Appellate Court Record
  • Processes fees for appeals
CERTIFIED COPIES........................................................................................................847.377.3236

  • Processes payments for certified copies
  • Certifies copies of court documents and files

CHILD SUPPORT
.....................................................................................................................................847.377.3380

  • Accepts payments 
  • Provide payment information (Government issued photo ID needed)
  • Furnishes paperwork for filing motions and giving notice
  • Provides information regarding court dates
  • Provides payment records for parties or attorneys involved on a case

CRIMINAL & TRAFFIC...................................................................................................847.377.3239

  • Accepts and processes payment for court fines and fees
  • Process motions, and other filings for Traffic, Criminal, Conservation and Ordinance Violations
  • Provides general information regarding Criminal and Traffic Cases
  • Processes expungements
  • Processes bond in lieu of driver's licenses

GENERAL/CIVIL DIVISION.............................................................................................847.377.3209

  • Accepts new case filings for all civil cases including: Family, Dissolution of Marriage, Name Changes, Chancery, Arbitration, Law Division, Eminent Domain, Miscellaneous Remedy and Child Support
  • Processes payments for fees for new cases, appearances, motions to vacate, jury demands, rejections of arbitration awards, petitions to intervene and modifications of custody
  • Schedule Court Dates
  • Provides general court a case information

PASSPORTS....................................................................................................................847.377.3351

  • Services available Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (with exception of Court Holidays)
  • Provides application requirements for obtaining or renewing of a passport
  • Processes application for new passports or the renewal of previously issued passports

PROBATE DIVISION.............................................................................................................847.377.3260


RECORDS DIVISION......................................................................................................847.377.3211

  • Provides background checks for immigration/citizenship, employment and other general purposes
  • Provides copies of documents or full court records
  • Facilitates public viewing of court files/records (Government issued photo ID needed)
  • Provide general court case information such as court dates, case status and other docket related information
  • Accepts and processes fees for marriage ceremonies performed at the courthouse

SMALL CLAIMS..............................................................................................................847.377.3226

  • Responsible for the filing of new Small Claims and Law Magistrate cases
  • Processes post judgment proceedings
  • Schedule court dates for SC and LM cases
  • Provides general court case information

SWITCHBOARD.............................................................................................................847.377.3380

 

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